Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School and Regional Arts Centre places high value on gifted youth and highly motivated independent learners. The Redmond community provides leadership in creating and disseminating opportunities and resources for productive and critical thinking, creative problem solving, talent development and learning styles. Gifted and highly successful students participate in the Enrichment IQ program.
“….limited only by your imagination…”
The Enrichment IQ program is a non-credit program for gifted students. Students who have met with superior success and have demonstrated exceptional leadership in school activities, but have not been formally identified as gifted are also eligible to participate. All Enrichment IQ students will be provided with the opportunities to participate in individual development, conferences, workshops, enriched courses of study, competitions, clubs and teams. The degree of participation is individualized to meet the individual student’s needs and interests. Monthly meetings and newsletter along with individual conferences enrich the individual student’s high school experience, assisting them in making wiser choices and decisions for their future.
“Success is a journey, not a destination…”
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Young Canadian’s Challenge
This award programme is about challenge. Students set a personal goal and strive to achieve it. It is an exciting self-development programme available to all young people, equipping them with the life skills to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. Self-motivation is fundamental. It is based on individual improvement and allows for individual choices and interests to be pursued.
Three levels of “AWARDS” are achievable– Bronze, Silver and Gold. Young adults aged 14 to 25 may participate.
Four areas of participation are required.
Service Expeditions Skills Physical Recreation
Visit www.dukeofed.org for more details and information. Register in room 132.
QUEEN’S ENRICHMENT STUDIES
This annual program provides gifted and highly motivated secondary students with the opportunity to study a subject of interest at an advanced level for one week. Participants are provided with a challenging alternative learning experience at one of Canada’s leading post-secondary institutions.
Registration begins in February. Further details available in Room 132.
Visit www.queensu.ca/enrichment for further information and course descriptions.
MODEL UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLIES
Model UN Assemblies are a simulation of the United Nations. Each Assembly catapults students into the world of diplomacy and negotiation. Yearly, Assemblies are attended by hundreds of high school students. Delegations are composed of 2 to 4 students per nation. An interest in public affairs and public speaking is very helpful. Student delegates draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts and navigate the UN’s rules of procedure – all in the interest of resolving problems that affect almost every country in the world.
Develop your research, debating and public speaking skills while interacting with like-minded peers.
Here are some Model UN’s available to Redmond students:
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT MRS. MERCURI IN ROOM 132.
ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA
Encounters with Canada offers 12 different one-week themes at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre in Ottawa. The first part of the week features a guided tour of Canadian Institutions. The second part of the week focuses on the sub-theme of your choice:
Arts and Culture
Business and Entrepreneurship
Ecology & Environment
Journalism and Communications
Medicine & Health
Politics in Canada
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Science and Technology
Sports and Fitness
Explore www.encounters-rencontres.ca for more information. Register with the Enrichment/Gifted Facilitator, Mrs. Mercuri.
DI is a creative problem-solving challenge which provides students opportunities to expand on the skills and knowledge they have already learned, in a non-traditional format. Team members explore and discover unlimited creative potential through teamwork, cooperation and mutual respect. Competitions are at the regional level, and if successful, at the Global Finals in the U.S. Teams compete at the end of March, and should begin as early as possible in the school year. Register with the FJR Enrichment/Gifted Facilitator, Mrs. Mercuri in Room 132.
Visit the website for more information and sample challenges: www.destinationimagination.org
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
The Mentorship program is for senior high school students who show considerable academic promise and are interested in enriching their secondary school studies by assisting University of Toronto professors in their research and laboratory work. The program goal is to support and enhance exceptional abilities in high school students. Consider mentorship projects in Biochemistry, Immunology, Pathobiology, Italian Studies, Psychology, Mechanical Engineering and more.
Visit the website for more details: www.artsci.utoronto.ca/prospective/highschoolprograms/enrichment
PERSPECTIVES: CHALLENGES, IDEAS AND RESPONSES
TCDSB & U of T Gifted Conference
This annual conference organized and hosted by the TCDSB and U. of T., takes place annually in the month of February. The day begins at the historic Convocation Hall at U. of T. and continues in campus classrooms and labs. Students choose morning and afternoon sessions of particular interest. Stimulating past workshops have included: The Age and Origin of Planet Earth, Teen Language in Instant Messaging: LOL, Secrets of a Good Essay and much more.
Conference details are available in Room 132. Registration begins in December.
ADDITIONAL ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Etobicoke
JUNIOR RANGERS PROGRAM
Offered by the U. of T.
§ introduces girls from grades 9 through 12 to physical science disciplines that are shaping the world we live in - from climate change to planetary science
§ Participants will be exposed to the latest research taking place in the University of Toronto Departments of , , and the
§ female professors lead workshops, discussions and hands-on research activities created to empower girls to excel in the physical sciences
§ workshops take place on select Saturday mornings between 10 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. on the St. George (downtown) campus
§ Sessions limited to 20 students each
§ students admitted on a first-come, first-served basis
§ no cost to participate
Offered by Ryerson University
§ Several programs available
§ Summer Camps for women
§ One day career conferences
§ High school visits
§ Discover Engineering 6-week long Girls’ Club
DEEP (da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program)
Offered by U. of Toronto
This program designed for high school students who excel in science and math has been attended by numerous Redmond students over the years. All have praised it highly.
§ Summer academy for grades 9 to 12
§ Girls Rock Science Club
§ In-school workshops
§ Saturday Science and Engineering Academy
§ Applications and deadlines available on website
Offered by the U. of Toronto
§ intensive, one-week summer camp for high school students
§ visit website for details and application
MEDICINE & LAW SUMMER PROGRAMS
Offered by U. of Toronto
§ available to students in grades 9 to 12
§ visit website for application and details
§ Students in grades 10 to 12 needed to work as tutors for FJR students
§ Gain volunteer hours
§ Attend various opportunities for Leadership Camps
§ Join various leadership committees: Empowered Student Partnerships (ESP), Impaired Driving, Me to We, Peer Ministry, Leadership Council, Redmond Ambassadors, Redmond Mentors, Journey of Discovery workshop leader
§ Grade 9 Orientation Camp Counselors
§ And more…. Check announcements regularly!
§ Register for Math, Science, Geography, English, Business, Art, Dance, Music, Writing Contests
§ Contact your subject teacher or the Head of the Department
§ Visit the Enrichment Centre, Room 132 for postings
§ Check announcements regularly!
At select Universities across Canada
§ For senior high school students
§ July summer program at a university campus
§ Focus on science, technology and entrepreneurship
§ Gives you a life-long competitive advantage
SCHOLARSHIP PLANNING & COACHING
§ Workshops through Enrichment IQ
§ Goal setting and preparation
§ SAT information sessions
§ PSAT writing sessions, October
§ Letters of reference
Explore: Scholarships Canadawww.scholarshipscanada.com
Millennium Scholarships www.millenniumscholarships.ca
National Scholarship Programme - Visit Google to see individual university listings
TD Canada Trust Scholarships www.tdcanadatrust.com/scholarship/
The Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation www.cmsf.ca/
The Miller Thompson Scholarship Foundation www.millerthomson.com/